Our Founders

FWD.us founders are a diverse group of leading innovators, entrepreneurs, job creators, and business owners from the tech community.


Aditya Agarwal
Vice President of Engineering
Dropbox
Dan Benton
Founder and CEO
Andor Capital Management
Jim Breyer
Founder and CEO
Breyer Capital
Matt Cohler
General Partner
Benchmark
Ron Conway
Founder and Co-Managing Partner
SV Angel
John Doerr
General Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Bill Gates
Founder and Technology Advisor
Microsoft
Joe Green
Founder
FWD.us

Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock
Drew Houston
Founder and CEO
Dropbox
Chamath Palihapitiya
Founder and CEO
Social Capital LP
Sean Parker
Cofounder and Executive Chairman
Brigade
Ruchi Sanghvi
Previously: VP, Operations
Dropbox
Jeff Rothschild
Consulting Partner
Accel Partners
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder and CEO
Facebook

Major Contributors


Tim Armstrong
CEO and Chairman
AOL, Inc.
Steve Ballmer
Former CEO
Microsoft
George Bousis
Founder and CEO
Raise.com
Juan Calle
President
The Classic Motor Company LLC
Garrett Camp
Founder
Expa
Steve Chen
Co-Founder
YouTube

Brian Chesky
CEO and Co-founder
Airbnb
Stan Chudnovsky
Head of Product, Messaging
Facebook
Chris Cox
Vice President of Product
Facebook
Lars Dalgaard
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz
Bita Daryabari
Founder
Pars Equality Center
Faquiry Diaz
President and CEO
Tres Mares Group

Barry Diller
Chairman and Senior Executive
IAC
Stanley F. Druckenmiller
Founder and Managing Director
Duquesne Capital
John Fisher
Chairman of the Board
KIPP
Paul Graham
Previously: President
Y Combinator
Noosheen Hashemi
President and Co-founder
The HAND Foundation
Reed Hastings
Founder and CEO
Netflix

Chad Hurley
Founder and CEO
MixBit
Irwin Jacobs
Co-Founder
Qualcomm
Josh James
Founder and CEO
Domo
Peter Kellner
Founder and Managing Partner
Richmond Global
Dick Kramlich
Co-Founder and Chairman
NEA Management Company
Max Levchin
Co-Founder and CEO
Affirm, Inc

Doug Leone
General Partner
Sequoia Capital
Jeremy Levine
Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners
Phil Libin
Managing Director
General Catalyst
Michael Loeb
President and CEO
Loeb Enterprises
Joe Lonsdale
General Partner
8VC
Andrew Mason
Co-founder
Detour.com and Groupon

Marissa Mayer
CEO and President
Yahoo!
Mary Meeker
General Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Dave Morin
Founder and Partner
Slow Ventures
Jon Oringer
Founder and CEO
Shutterstock
Hadi Partovi
Co-Founder and President
Code.org
Greg Penner
General Partner
Madrone Capital Partners

Alison Pincus
Co-Founder and Chief Partnership Officer
One Kings Lane
Mark Pincus
Founder, CEO & Chief Product Officer
Zynga
Keith Rabois
Partner
Khosla Ventures
Hosain Rahman
CEO and Founder
Jawbone
Dan Rosensweig
President and CEO
Chegg
Yuda Saydun
President
Genventure

Justin Shaffer
Previously: Product Manager
Facebook
Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman
Google
Rishi Shah
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Contextmedia
Darian Shirazi
CEO and Founder
Radius
Brad Smith
President and Chief Legal Officer
Microsoft
Kevin Systrom
CEO and Co-Founder
Instagram

Gary Vaynerchuk
CEO and Co-Founder
VaynerMedia
Padmasree Warrior
CEO
NextEV USA
Fred Wilson
Managing Partner and Founder
Union Square Ventures and Flatiron Partners

Co-Chairs


Nima Asgharbeygi
Tech Lead Manager
Google
Tom Baruch
Partner Emeritus / Strategic Advisor
Formation 8
Frank Baxter
Former Ambassador
Uruguay
Seth Berman
General Partner
Susa Ventures
Seth Cassel
President and Partner
EveryMundo
Rameet Chawla
Founder
Fueled

Trevor Cornwell
Founder & CEO
AppBackr
Anton Diego
Founder & CEO
EveryMundo
Matteo Franceschetti
Co-Founder
Morphy
Carlos Garcia
CEO and Co-Founder
Nobox
Sloan Goan
CEO
PulsePoint
Brian Goldsmith
Co-Head
Seedrs America

Will Harlan
Founder
The Mascot
James Hong
CEO
Hot or Not
Xavier Hughes
Co-Head
Seedrs America
Yun-Fang Juan
Co-Founder & CEO
Fundastic
David Kidder
Co-Founder
Bionic
Dave Krupinski
Co-Founder and CTO
Care.com

Brian Manning
Co-Founder and President
Centric Digital
Rick Marini
Serial Entrepreneur & Active Investor
Andrew McAfee
Principal Research Scientist
MIT
Mike McCue
Co-Founder & CEO
Flipboard
Babak Pahlavan
Director of Product Management
Google
Suraj Rajwani
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Double Rock

Alex Rampell
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Tali Rapaport
VP of Product
Lyft
James Robinson
General Partner
RRE Ventures
Brett Rochkind
Managing Director General Atlantic
Seth Rogin
Chief Revenue Officer
Mashable
Ian Rountree
General Manager
The Mascot & Angel Investor

Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO
Girls Who Code
Hermant Taneja
Managing Director
General Catalyst
Greg Tseng
Co-Founder & CEO
if(we)
Josh Wiseman
VP of Product
Remind
Rus Yusupov
Co-Founder
Vine
Rony Zarom
Partner
Decima Ventures

Oren Zeev
Founding Partner
Oren's Capital